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Wildflowers in Game Cover

Wildflowers in Game Cover

Bright Seeds’ new wildflower specialist Megan Townley known first-hand how effective wildflowers can be within game cover and conversation mixes. The question is, are they being utilised to the full potential…?  To the purist, the term ‘wildflower’ strictly relates to...

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) – Scheme Guidance

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) – Scheme Guidance

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) has been the most talked about initiative in recent weeks, with our office and agents inundated with questions around what mixtures and crops we can provide for the various agreements. This hasn’t come as a surprise. With the...

Biodiversity Net Gain – What is it and are Wildflowers the Answer?

Biodiversity Net Gain – What is it and are Wildflowers the Answer?

From January 2024 onwards, developers in England will be required to deliver a 10% ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ (BNG) when building new housing and industrial or commercial developments. This is in an attempt by the government to make new infrastructure nature positive....

Stewardship Schemes: 4 Things to Think About

Stewardship Schemes: 4 Things to Think About

For those planning to enter a stewardship scheme, it is high time to start thinking about your options. With so many schemes now available, choosing the right one – particularly given the harsher economic climate – will be an important consideration for farmers,...

Wildflowers: Meet Bright Seeds’ New Wildflower Development Manager

Wildflowers: Meet Bright Seeds’ New Wildflower Development Manager

With wildflower’s becoming increasingly more important and their use more versatile, we now have our own specialist on the subject at Bright Seeds. Megan Townley, our new wildflower seed development manager, speaks about her background, and why wildflowers are the...

SFI: The Sustainable Farming Incentive & Cluster Groups

SFI: The Sustainable Farming Incentive & Cluster Groups

In our latest blog, one of our directors – Arthur Barraclough – looks at some of the recent questions about the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) and the role that this particular scheme has to play…   What is the Sustainable farming Incentive and why is it...

Gamekeeping and a Passion for the Countryside – Meet Max Stuart

Gamekeeping and a Passion for the Countryside – Meet Max Stuart

With farming, gamekeeping and the running of shoots seemingly facing new challenges every year, we talk to our technical sales advisor for East Anglia – Max Stuart – about what attracted him to the industry in the first place, the difficulties facing the modern...

Game Maize – A Q&A with Chris Bright

Game Maize – A Q&A with Chris Bright

It is a common misconception among gamekeepers and shoot managers that game maize is, effectively, the same as other varieties. Chris Bright is here to tell us why this isn’t the case…  By all accounts, maize was not originally intended to be grown in the UK,...

Bright Seeds HQ Case Study – Dean Lane Farm

Bright Seeds HQ Case Study – Dean Lane Farm

When Bright Seeds took on Dean Lane Farm in March 2020, our vision was clear. We wanted to create a high-quality working environment to ensure we continue to supply our products efficiently, whilst enabling us to adapt to an ever-changing industry. We used some of the...